(40 ILCS 5/17-130) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-130)
    Sec. 17-130. Participants' contributions by payroll deductions.
    (a) There shall be deducted from the salary of each teacher 7.50% of his salary for service or disability retirement pension and 0.5% of salary for the annual increase in base pension.
    In addition, there shall be deducted from the salary of each teacher 1% of his salary for survivors' and children's pensions.
    (b) An Employer and any employer of eligible contributors as defined in Section 17-106 is authorized to make the necessary deductions from the salaries of its teachers. Such amounts shall be included as a part of the Fund. An Employer and any employer of eligible contributors as defined in Section 17-106 shall formulate such rules and regulations as may be necessary to give effect to the provisions of this Section.
    (c) All persons employed as teachers shall, by such employment, accept the provisions of this Article and of Sections 34-83 to 34-85, inclusive, of "The School Code", approved March 18, 1961, as amended, and thereupon become contributors to the Fund in accordance with the terms thereof. The provisions of this Article and of those Sections shall become a part of the contract of employment.
    (d) A person who (i) was a member before July 1, 1998, (ii) retires with more than 34 years of creditable service, and (iii) does not elect to qualify for the augmented rate under Section 17-119.1 shall be entitled, at the time of retirement, to receive a partial refund of contributions made under this Section for service occurring after the later of June 30, 1998 or attainment of 34 years of creditable service, in an amount equal to 1.00% of the salary upon which those contributions were based.
(Source: P.A. 97-8, eff. 6-13-11.)